Delaying or withholding antibiotics in older adults with urinary tract infections is associated with an increased risk of bloodstream infection and all-cause mortality, research published in The BMJ has shown.
Compared with patients taking warfarin monotherapy, those taking aspirin and warfarin were at a higher risk of a bleeding event but the rate of thrombotic events was similar.
Early intensive therapy may delay MS progressionSubscription
Early aggressive therapy for multiple sclerosis is associated with improved long-term outcomes compared with an escalation approach, a study in JAMA Neurology has shown.
Women with high-risk human papillomavirus infection are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those without, the results of a study published in Circulation Research suggest.
The rate of falls in older adults living in the community can be effectively reduced with exercise interventions, the authors of a recent Cochrane review have concluded.
Direct acting, rather than prodrug, opioids should be considered for postoperative pain relief in patients with depression receiving selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, researchers have found.
Enzyme mouth spray could shorten cold durationSubscription
An oral spray containing a proteolytic enzyme reduced the severity and duration of the common cold, a randomised study has found.
Study shows needle and syringe programmes reduce transmission of hepatitis C while delivering cost savings.
Initial concerns that finasteride could increase risk of prostate cancer death have been found to be unwarranted in a long-term follow-up study.
The opioid antagonist naltrexone does not appear to increase the risk of serious adverse events over placebo, researchers from the University of Manchester have found.
A previously identified link between antidepressant use and hip fractures needs further examination, the authors of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry have concluded.
Monthly dosing of vitamin D3 supplements in older adults does not increase bone mineral density, the results of a recent study show.
A post-myocardial infarction medicines optimisation clinic, led primarily by a pharmacist with support from a cardiologist, has resulted in improved medicines adherence and guideline concordance, study results published in Open Heart show.
There is a lack of evidence that medicines for osteoarthritis are effective in the long term, according to a review in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Sulfonylureas and basal insulin confer an increased risk of cardiovascular events compared with newer second-line medicines for type 2 diabetes mellitus, research has found.
Existing medicines for physical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension could be used to treat serious mental illness, concluded the authors of a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry.
An oral spray containing cannabinoids is effective at reducing spasticity symptoms in motor neurone disease, study results have shown.
Adding the CDK4/6 inhibitor palbociclib to hormone therapy can slow or stop tumour growth in women with early breast cancer, a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has shown.